Two days later, along the borderlands of Ashenvale forest…


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CUTSCENE

Grommash Hellscream: Damn Thrall for sending us away! He chooses to use his greatest warriors for manual labor? He’ll be lost without me.

Warsong Orc: Chieftain, there’s something strange about these woods. It’s too… quiet. Almost like we’re being watched.

Grommash Hellscream: Are you all afraid of spirits now? There is nothing here but ancient trees and shadow.

Warsong Orc: You hear that? This place is haunted! I fear no living enemy, but my axe cannot cleave fleshless spirits!

Grommash Hellscream: Still your tongue and get to work! The warchief’s new settlement will require a great deal of lumber. This section of foret must be cleared!


MAIN QUEST

Slash and Burn

  • Amass 15,000 lumber

STRATEGY

Kill all the Wisps by the trees within your main base, and wherever you see any.

NEW UNIT AVAILABLE

Shaman – You may now build Shaman from the Spirit Lodge. They are primary spellcasters and can initially cast Purge, which slows and dispels positive and negative buffs.

HINT – Construct additional War Mills near trees to increase the efficiency of your lumber harvesters.

Warsong Orc: Chieftain, we’re under attack!

Huntress: You were right, sisters. These green-skinned brutes have no respect for life! Slay them in Elune’s name!

Warsong Orc: Women. They’re women!

Grom Hellscream: Yes. They almost look like elves, but they’re far too tall, and far too savage.

HINT – Research Pillage at your Great Hall, it gives Peons, Grunts and Raiders the ability to gather resources by damaging enemy buildings.

Kill the two Archers guarding the Gold Mine just north of your main base.

Build a new Great Hall near this Gold Mine.

Build 4 Peons (P) and command them to harvest gold from the expansion Gold Mine.

Build 3 Burrow (O) near the expansion Great Hall — whenever it is attacked by Hyppogryph Riders, move your Peons inside the Burrows to kill them.

Kill all the Wisps around that gold mine.

Build a Headhunter (T).

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Build a Shaman (S).

Grom Hellscream: Those dancing lights are strange. Perhaps they are the dread spirits that you’ve all been so afraid of?

Attack this small Night Elven outpost. There are two Archers, two Huntress, and a Glaive Thrower. Destroy the Tree of Life.

Select the Barracks. Research Troll Regeneration (R).

Warsong Orc: Chieftain, that great tree pulses with magic! We should keep our distance!

Grom Hellscream: Bah! Am I surrounded only by cowards? It’s a tree, like any other! Cut it down!

A TREE OF LIFE HAS BEEN DESTROYED

  • 3000 lumber pillaged

Grom Hellscream: You see? The great tree provided us with an abundance of lumber! If we find anymore, then we’ll hack them apart as well!


OPTIONAL QUEST

Destroy Trees of Life

  • Destroy the Trees of Life

South of the Tree of Life, there is a hidden treasure chest that contains Boots of Speed: Increases the movement speed of the Hero when worn. It is guarded by three invisible Forest Spirit level 6.

Warsong Orc: Chieftain, the warrior women have returned on flying beasts!

Grom Hellscream: They won’t last long after our wolf riders have ensnared them!

ENSNARE AVAILABLE

The Raider’s Ensnare allows you to drag enemy air units to the ground.


From where you killed the Tree of Life, go west. There is a Gold Mine guarded by a Dark Troll Warlord level 6, Dark Troll Shadow Priest level 2 (2), and Dark Troll level 2 (2) — drops Potion of Greater Healing: Heals 500 hit points when used; and a Gold Coin (250g). Destroy the huts — one drops Healing Salve: Regenerates a target unit’s hit points by 400 over 45 sec when used. Contains 3 charges.

Build a Great Hall at the Gold Mine where the Dark Trolls were (bottom-middle of the mini map).

Build 4 Peons (P) and command them to harvest gold from the expansion Gold Mine.

Build 3 Burrow (O) near the expansion Great Hall — whenever it is attacked, move your Peons inside the Burrows to kill them.


Note: Head north of your main base. There is a Goblin Merchant and a Goblin Laboratory. However, in order to buy from them you need to complete a quest given by a Sapper named Neeloc Greedyfingers.


CUTSCENE

Neeloc Greedyfingers: Ah, greetings, good orc. Strange to see one of you in these parts.

Grom Hellscream: We are here to cut lumber, little goblin.

Neeloc Greedyfingers: Hmm. Well, there’s this tribe of bear men, called furbolgs, in this region that’s been giving us trouble. If you kill the chieftain, we’ll sell our goods to you at cost. We might even let you borrow a few shredders!

Grom Hellscream: Hmm. I’ll consider it.


OPTIONAL QUEST

Furbolg Chieftain

  • Slay the Furbolg Chieftain

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Steel Melee Weapons (M).

Select the second War Mill. Upgrade Steel Ranged Weapons (R).

Send Grom and the troops straight west (from the goblins).

Grab this Tome of Agility: Permanently increases Agility by 1. It is guarded by three invisible Forest Spirits level 6.

From there, go southwest to kill a Furbolg Elder Shaman level 7 and four Furbolg level 4. The shaman drops a Gold Coin (250g).

Grom Hellscream: Hmm. They must be the furbolgs the goblin spoke of. This will be a worthy battle!

A few yards north of those furbolgs is the Furbolg Chieftain and two Furbolg level 4 — drops Health Stone: Increases the life regeneration rate of the Hero by 1 hit points per sec when worn. Can be consumed for 500 health.


OPTIONAL QUEST UPDATE

  • Slay the Furbolg Chieftain (Completed)
  • Return to Neeloc Greedyfingers for your reward

Send Grom and the Troops back to the goblins to turn in the quest.

Select the Barracks. Research Troll Regeneration (R).

Build a Raider (R).

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Build a Shaman.

Select the Spirit Lodge. Research Shaman Adept Training (M).

Build a Headhunter (T).

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Spiked Barricades (S).

Select the second War Mill. Upgrade Steel Unit Armor (A).

Build a Headhunter (T).

Neeloc Greedyfingers: Ah, thank you! Now, these shredders will cut through those trees in no time!

HINT – Goblin Shredders are excellent lumber harvesters.


OPTIONAL QUEST COMPLETED

Furbolg Chieftain


Command both Shredders to harvest wood from nearby trees. Each gathers 200 wood per trip back to a nearby Great Hall or War Mill.


GOBLIN LABORATORY

  • Shredder (G): Medium melee unit made of iron. Excellent at harvesting large amounts of lumber. Attacks land units and trees. Cost: 375 100 4.
  • Sapper (S): Explosive team of goblin sappers. Particularly effective against buildings. Can Kaboom land units and trees. Cost: 200 75 2.

GOBLIN MERCHANT

  • Scroll of Protection (R): Increases the armor of all friendly units in an area around your Hero by 2 for 30 sec. 150
  • Ring of Regeneration (R): Increases the Hero’s hit point regeneration by 2 hit points per sec. 200
  • Potion of Healing (P): Heals 250 hit points when used. 150
  • Potion of Mana (M): Restores 150 mana when used. 200
  • Scroll of Healing (H): Heals 150 hit points to all friendly non-mechanical units around the Hero when used. 250

Go to this location, north of the Goblins. You will encounter two Archers, a Huntress, a Glaive Thrower and a Tree of Life. Killing the Tree of Life grants 3000 wood.

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Thorium Melee Weapons (M).

Upgrade Thorium Ranged Weapons (R).

Build a Demolisher (D).

Build a Raider (R).

Train a Headhunter (T).

Train a Demolisher (D).

Send your troops to attack the Nightblades base (bottom-left corner of the mini map). The entrance is defended by 2 Archers, a Huntress and a Ancient Protector.

However, chances are the nearby troops might aggro. The base has 6 archers, 6 huntress, 2 glaive throwers, 2 ancient protectors, an Ancient of War, an Ancient of Lore, and a Tree of Life.

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Thorium Unit Armor (A).

Build a Shaman (S).

Build a Grunt (G).

Build a Raider (R).


Send your troops to attack the Shadowleaves base (top-right corner of the mini map).

It is protected by 11 archers, 1 dryad, 4 huntress, 2 glaive throwers, 2 Ancient protectors, 1 Ancient of Lore, 2 Ancient of War, and a Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life grants 3000 wood.

Build a Demolisher (D).

Build a Kodo Beast (K).

Build 2 Burrow (O).

LUMBER HARVESTED: 12000

Grom Hellscream: We’ve nearly hit our quota! Our lumber stores are almost full!

Build a Bestiary (E).

Build a Spirit Lodge (S).

Build a Demolisher (D).

As soon as you have all your new units joined with your troops, assault the last night elves base: The Moonhunters (top-left corner of the mini map).

You don’t have to destroy the entire base (likely). The Tree of Life will grant 3000 wood — which should be enough to complete the 15000 required by the quest.


MAIN QUEST COMPLETED

Slash and Burn


Warsong Orc: Chieftain, the harvesting is complete!

Grom Hellscream: Good. Then we’ll start constructing the settlement immediately.


VICTORY


BESTIARY

  1. Archer (2). Gold Mine.
  2. Starseekers base: Tree of Life. Archer. Huntress. Glaive Thrower — the Tree gives 3000 wood. A bit southwest there is a treasure chest that contains Boots of Speed: Increases the movement speed of the Hero when worn. It is guarded by three invisible Forest Spirit level 6.
  3. Neeloc Greedyfingers (goblin quest giver). Goblin Laboratory. Goblin Merchant. 2 Shredders.
  4. Gold Mine. Dark Troll Warlord level 6. Dark Troll Shadow Priest level 2 (2). Dark Troll level 2 (3) — drops Potion of Greater Healing: Heals 500 hit points when used; and a Gold Coin (250g). Destroy the huts — one drops Healing Salve: Regenerates a target unit’s hit points by 400 over 45 sec when used. Contains 3 charges.
  5. Tome of Agility: Permanently increases Agility by 1. Three Forest Spirits spawn.
  6. Furbolg Elder Shaman level 7. Furbolg level 4 (4) — drops a Gold Coin (250g).
  7. Furbolg Chieftain level 8. Furbolg level 4 (2) — drops Health Stone: Increases the life regeneration rate of the Hero by 1 hit points per sec when worn. Can be consumed for 500 health.
  8. Archer (2). Huntress. Glaive Thrower. Tree of Life.
  9. Nightblades base (night elves).
  10. Shadowleaves base (night elves).
  11. Moonhunters outpost (night elves).
  12. Potion of Restoration: Restores 500 hit points and 200 mana of the Hero when used. Three Forest Spirit level 6 spawn.
  13. Moonhunters base.

FACTIONS

  • Moonhunters (night elves)
  • Nightblades (night elves)
  • Shadowleaves (night elves)
  • Starseekers (night elves)
  • Warsong Clan (orcs)

GALLERY


1. The Prophecy2. Cinematic: Thrall's Vision3. Chasing Visions4. Departures
5. Riders on the Storm6. The Fires Down Below7. Countdown to Extinction
1. Cinematic: The Warning2. The Defense of Strahnbrad3. Blackrock & Roll4. Interlude: Jaina's Meeting
5. Ravages of the Plague6. The Cult of the Damned7. March of the Scourge8. Interlude: The Prince and the Prophet
9. The Culling10. Interlude: Divergent Courses11. The Shores of Northrend12. Dissension
13. Frostmourne14. Cinematic: Arthas' Betrayal
undead campaign
1. Trudging through the Ashes2. Digging up the Dead3. Into the Realm Eternal4. Key of the Three Moons
5. The Fall of Silvermoon6. Blackrock & Roll, Too!7. The Siege of Dalaran8. Under the Burning Sky
9. Cinematic: The Destruction of Dalaran
orc campaign
2. The Long March3. Cry of the Warsong4. The Spirits of Ashenvale
5. The Hunter of Shadows6. Where Wind Riders Dare7. The Oracle8. By Demons Be Driven
Night Elves Campaign
1. Enemies at the Gate2. Daughters of the Moon3. The Awakening of Stormrage4. The Druids Arise
5. Brothers in Blood

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